Category: Development and Curriculum

Associated Press style reference guide

This one-page reference guide provides highlights of the most commonly encountered style issues, including capitalization, titles, numbers, abbreviations, money, punctuation, times, dates and attribution.

Hypotheticals on journalism ethics

In honor of Constitution Day, JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission provides these hypothetical ethical dilemmas for you and your staff to discuss and debate. Each answer is then discussed via video by a member of the SPRC.

Developing a social media policy for your staff

The spring 2012 issue of JEA’s magazine, Communication: Journalism Education Today, featured an in-depth packing of material on using Facebook in the classroom. As part of this package, Matthew Schott, CJE, included an edited draft of a social media policy for school districts included below along with dozens of online resources that students and advisers…
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Lesson plans for Constitution Day

Constitution Day lesson plans provided here are designed to help students celebrate the Constitution and Bill of Rights, as mandated by Congress. Legislation requires schools to offer lessons on the Constitution and how it affects all Americans. Our lesson plans emphasize the First Amendment and particularly the freedoms of speech and the press. The first…
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Scoring guide for basic photo shoot

This rubric allows for measurement of a photograph’s success in multiple categories, and also provides opportunities for students to reflect on the lessons learned from the assignment. Courtesy Sarah Nichols, MJE.

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